I’m working on my blog post for April 24, in response to being tagged by the talented writer Linda Townsdin, to play in the “Next Big Thing” interview series. It’s been called an international tag game among writers. One writer tags another writer to answer interview questions about an upcoming book or other literature project.
THE NEXT BIG THING
Here are the details, as they’ve been passed along to me:
You respond to ten questions (included below) about something you’re currently writing or a book or story just published or to be published soon. You post your responses either on your own blog or as a guest blog, and you also “tag” five other writers you’ve invited to participate (note: “five” is an approximate number). Each of them would then “tag” five more writers, and so on.
In step form:
1. You write a blog answering the 10 questions, post it a week after I post and include links to the blogs of the five writers you invite. You also credit me as your inviter and include a link to the blog I post, which I’ll send you when it’s ready.
2. The five writers you invite answer the questions below; each one puts that blog up the week after yours goes up, and each one credits you as the inviter and includes a link to your blog.
3. They, in turn, tag five other writers, and the cycle continues.
*Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing*
What is your working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Note: If any of these questions don’t apply, just create your own queries! Have fun.